23/07/ 1995 (Meiningen/Thuringia/Germany)
• 2010 “Weltenstrudel” (Papierfresserchens MTM Verlag, book for children/young adults (9-14 years) about ten boys in a fantasy world)
• 2014 “Xaverna – Stauffenberg fährt Rad” (Knabe Verlag Weimar, book for young adults (12-16 years) about books, growing up, the Baltic Sea and some history)
• 2016 „Ein Zauberzug nach Afrika“ (steinbach sprechende buecher, audio book for children about Ethiopian lifestyle, tales and history)
• Planned for 2018: „Arithmos – Das Morathis-Rätsel“ (Knabe Verlag Weimar)
ML&L - How did you start writing?
Antonia - I never could sleep after lunch in kindergarten, so I started thinking of stories depending on the little pictures on the pillows we got to sleep.
When I came to school, I started writing down my stories and they grew longer and longer from year to year. In the age of 7 I decided to become an author.
Six years later I started writing my first book – the idea for the story came out of a dream and I had to start writing immediately.
I finished it within ten months and needed some time to find a publishing house, but in 2010 “Weltenstrudel” was printed and published.
It took me a while to write my second book, not only because of school, and it was a long process until it got published in 2014.
That year changed my whole life because I moved to Munich for studying and so I came closer to “Stiftung Menschen für Menschen –
Karlheinz Böhms Äthiopienhilfe”, a foundation helping Ethiopians into a better life. I supported “Menschen für Menschen” since I was ten years old,
but now I wanted to do something new, so I wrote the script for an audio book about Ethiopia. Celebrities from all over Germany read the text and in 2016 we could present
“Ein Zauberzug nach Afrika – Prominente lessen äthiopische Geschichte(n)”. All the money earned with this audio book goes to “Menschen für Menschen”.
After that I was very motivated, so it took me only three months to write my next book, “Arithmos – Das Morathis-Rätsel”, which will be published in 2018.
At the moment I’m writing on the Arithmos-series, currently part 3, and I hope the story will go on.
ML&L - What is your advice to young writers?
Antonia - My advice to young writers: Keep writing! Writing is the best you can do and if it’s just for your own soul,
to escape from everyday life into another, maybe better, world. Publishing your books of course would be fine, although it’s not the most important point.
But if you really want to, you’ll find a way. Just stay patient and keep fighting.